This Newcastle Forward Is Going Nowhere This Summer

We were surprised to read reports over the least couple of days about 22 year-old Ayoze Perez potentially leaving Newcastle this summer and it would be a real surprise if Rafa Benitez lets his Spanish compatriot leave the club.

Ayoze is a perfect young player who Rafa can and wants to make much better with his coaching prowess – and even make Ayoze good enough to become a full Spanish International.

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Ayoze Perez and Rafa Benitez against Crystal Palace

After all, Perez seems to just love it at Newcastle and he was one of the first Newcastle players to fully commit himself to the club after we were officially relegated on Wednesday 11th March, when Sunderland easily beat Everton 3-0 at home.

Perez is back in Newcastle ready for pre-season and he had this to say in the Chronicle today:

“Footballers will have ups and downs in their career. You just have to be strong enough to deal with them.”

“We had a bad moment going into the Championship, but we have to be strong as a team and individually and be back to our place in the Premier League.”

“We have great support and if we keep going the way we did at the end of last season, we will be back really soon.”

“We needed to rest and clean our minds, but we are already thinking about next season, it’s really hard but we are aiming to get back to our league.”

Newcastle need a big squad to combat what is a very tough 46 game Championship season.

And while Ayoze had a little bit of a stall in his development last season, he can come back big time this season in the Championship.

We expect that to happen and that Rafa Benitez can have a huge positive influence on the 22 year-old.

In the two seasons Ayoze has been at Newcastle since signing from Tenerife for a measly €2M,  he has scored 13 goals in 71 total appearances for us.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • G

    Jun 27, 2016 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #1

    Stop playing him wide and put him in the centre where he belongs would be the obvious change to his development.

  • lesh

    Jun 27, 2016 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #2

    It’s just s pity that some of our older players didn’t have the mature outlook of young Ayoze Perez.

  • cyprus

    Jun 27, 2016 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #3

    If Thauvin isn’t good enough for a championship team, how come two regular European CL contenders are interested in him?

    Just wondering. Rafa?

  • G

    Jun 27, 2016 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #4

    Cyprus, both the teams mentioned play in less-physical leagues mate. Different ball game all together. In both the French & Italian leagues player are closed down less, more contained than in the British game. The player could thrive in either league. For what it’s worth I think it may be worth keeping hold of Riviere for next season, whilst I don’t fancy him at all in the Prem, his physical presence and pace may serve us well in the Champo?

  • Tsunki

    Jun 27, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #5

    He was going nowhere most of last season, bless him. Come to think of that, all our forwards were going nowhere.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jun 27, 2016 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #6

    previous article
    Siem di Jong the forgotten man if we can get him fit and up to speed could be a great asset this coming season

  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 27, 2016 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #7

    Rafa – Patron Saint of the Toon — Mmmm got me thinking about Patron Saints
    Jib ————— St. Gertrude – Patron Saint of Cats.
    Ian Toon/carl ———- St Leonard – Patron Saint of Criminals.


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